Covid Scotland: 7341 new cases and 11 deaths recorded overnight

The Scottish Government has recorded more than 7,000 new coronavirus cases and 11 further deaths have been reported overnight.

According to the latest Scottish Government figures, 7,341 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours.

This figure includes cases identified using either a first lateral flow device or PCR positive test.

Eleven deaths have been reported of someone who tested positive for the virus over the past 28 days.

The death toll therefore now stands at 10,496 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Separate figures produced by National Records of Scotland (NRS) which record the number of deaths where Covid was mentioned on a death certificate, put the figure at 13,075 as of February 6.

NRS figures include deaths where “suspected” or “probable” Covid-19 appears on the death certificate.

A total of 21 people are currently being treated in intensive care with recently confirmed Covid-19, with 902 in hospital who had recently contracted the virus overall.

The total number of first vaccinations given is 4,425,282 while 4,140,451 people have now received a second dose.

3,337,823 have received a third dose or booster vaccine.


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